The Highest Mountain of Books in the World by Rocio Bonilla
From the time that he was an infant, Lucas was obsessed with one thing: flying. Looking towards the heavens, he dreamed of taking flight like a bird. He tried creating his own sets of wings and then launching into the air from off of his bed. Failed attempts did not deter him. Lucas wanted nothing more than to take flight. It was his only wish.
One day, his mother places a book in his hands. Lucas is captivated by the contents of the book and begins to read voraciously. He discovers another way to fly.His world is filled with information and ideas and books. Lots and lots of books. He owns so many books that his stack of books becomes The Highest Mountain of Books in the World.
Bonilla's charming text and delightful illustrations are a heart-warming tribute to the joys of reading.
Wouldn't it be fun to build a mountain of books?
It's a daunting task and not particularly practical.
I searched for an application for the "mountain of books" concept.
There are many charts of various configurations to log books read, but most involve filling in boxes on a sheet of paper.
Why not think vertically?
It would be possible to create vertical charts, similar to those used to record a child's height? While such an idea is possible, it seems awkward and unwieldy to maintain.
But what if...
A log of reading was a length of string and books read became "kite tails"? Book titles could be added to the string and suspended from the ceiling or top of a bulletin board. Because the tail is relatively lightweight and doesn't require staples or glue to maintain, it can be a simple visual recognition and celebration of books read.
The kite tail fits well with the concept of flight and creating a vertical record dovetails nicely with the message of this book.
Let reading take flight!